Marion Torbeck, 85
March 20, 1930 — Oct. 8, 2015

Marion TorbeckMarion Torbeck, age 85, formerly of Port Washington and Lasata Crossings in Cedarburg, peacefully passed away on Oct. 8, 2015, at the Lawliss Family Hospice in Mequon.

Born on March 20, 1930, Marion lived most of her life in Milwaukee. Going to work at an early age to help the family, she lived a life of support and giving to others.

On June 19, 1948, Marion married John C. “Jack” Torbeck of Milwaukee in Milwaukee. For many years they operated the Torbeck Restaurant. Later she would waitress at John’s Sandwich Shop in Wauwatosa. She also was a crossing guard on Appleton Avenue.

Upon her and her husband’s retirement, they moved to Port Washington. There she was the west side crossing guard in the late 1990s. Her husband, Jack, preceded her in death on March 16, 2013.

She will be remembered for her openness and warmth to others. She provided care to her husband after his stroke and was friendly and supportive to fellow residents of Lasata Crossings. Marion is survived by her daughter, Patty (Dan) Gilbert of Grafton; her grandchildren, John, Bill and Gregg Jr.; great-grandchildren, Ashlee and Austin; her sister, Diane (Tom) Pettit of Richfield; daughter- in-law, Kathy Torbeck of Eau Claire; dear partner of her late son, Daniel, Denise Knoten of Oconomowoc; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack; sons, Daniel and Gregg Torbeck; grandson, Tony; and siblings.

Memorial Services will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at St. Peter United Church of Christ, 166 W. Dekora, Saukville, WI 53080. Reverend Brian Damrow will officiate. Family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday prior to service at the church. Memorials to the church are appreciated.

Poole Funeral Home/Crematory, Port Washington, is assisting the family.